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Living Sanibel: Gafftopsail catfish

September 12, 2017 Similar in many respects to the hardhead but considerably larger, the gafftopsail catfish is a much stronger fighter when hooked. more »»

Poetic License: The night Charlie Parker played tenor at Montmartre Café in Greenwich Village

September 12, 2017 Like I knew when it was happening that sixty years after I could still tell you about it and you still wouldn’t really believe me: It’s one ‘clock in the morning and I wander into Montmartre ... more »»

In the Garden: Clusia: A tropical classic

September 12, 2017 Clusia (Clusia Rosea) lends both an exotic and classy look to our Florida tropical landscape. The leaves are thick with a leathery texture, are rather large at 4-6” and teardrop-shaped. more »»

On the Water: Blue skies finally return

September 12, 2017 What a difference a week makes as the rain stopped and blue skies returne. more »»

Faces on Faith: MAN: God’s Elegant Design

September 12, 2017 Have you ever thought of yourself as an “idea?” Not just a tired, uninspired, limited idea, but an actual elegant design? It takes a bit of curiosity to make the leap to a metaphysical concept in... more »»

Rotary Happenings: New ideas and a new approach make for fresh look at goals

September 12, 2017 Our new club President Hoili Martin, continues to shake things up a little. Sometimes fresh eyes bring new perspectives to regular club activities. more »»

Faces on Faith: Small gestures done with great love

September 6, 2017 As I sit here in my safe little home up on pilings, watching the water rise in the pond, and fretting about the new leak in the roof of the parish hall, I think about the terrible situation going on... more »»

On the Water: September brings a welcome change

September 6, 2017 Wow! It’s hard to believe just a few months back we were experiencing an extreme drought in Southwest Florida. Talk about going from one extreme to another as endless rain pelted us for days on end. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary welcomes Fort Myers mayor to meeting

September 6, 2017 “Good Morning Mayor” … We’ve said that a couple of times at Rotary over the years and welcomed several Sanibel mayors to join us at our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Friday morning meetings to catchup with... more »»

Shell Shocked: Pardon me

September 6, 2017 The words “pardon me” have taken on new meanings these days.  With the flick of a presidential wand, indicted criminals are returning to active duty in the non-criminal world as model citizens. more »»

In the Garden: Firebush: A blaze of color

September 6, 2017 Firebush (Hamelia patens), is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden. more »»

Living Sanibel: Killdeer

September 6, 2017 Perhaps most famous for its loud, familiar call, killdeeahdeedee, the killdeer’s scientific name aptly describes its behavior: vociferous, meaning loud and vocal. more »»

Poetic License: Riding Out Wilma

September 6, 2017 I Eleven o’clock. Category two. The reds, yellows and greens Of Wilma’s eyes glare From the motel room TV screen: Wilma spirals and spins — Landfall in five hours. more »»

Living Sanibel: Great blue heron

August 30, 2017 The great blue heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. A magnificent bird to watch, this skilled hunter can be found throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary learns about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

August 30, 2017 As a young girl, I can remember watching the TV show “Make Room for Daddy” and later “The Danny Thomas Show” starring Danny Thomas. more »»

Faces on Faith: Helping difficult people change

August 30, 2017 Like most of us, you probably have difficult people in your life who consume your thoughts and leave you feeling frustrated and defeated. more »»

On the Water: Fishing in the blazing summer heat

August 30, 2017 If you were fishing recently, you no doubt felt the heat. more »»

Shell Shocked: The stress test that produced stress

August 30, 2017 I recently took a stress test. I was forced to review my bank account with various wires hooked up to me. I didn’t pass the stress test. I then took a sleep apnea test. more »»

Poetic License: Alligator in the Sky

August 30, 2017 (Tainos were the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Puerto Rico and the West Indies. Huracán (hoo-rah-kán), from which our English word hurricane is derived, was their god of wind and chief enforcer. more »»

In the Garden: Adonidia palm: Easy and elegant

August 30, 2017 Adonidia Palm (Veitchia merrillii) is an ideal palm for a small entry or to put in a container on a pool deck or pati. more »»



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